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Is it der, die oder das Afrika?

The article is needed if "Africa" ​​in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. usually, no article is used.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Afrika?

How does the declension of Afrika work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative (das) Afrika
Genitive (des Afrika) (des Afrikas) Afrikas
Dative (dem) Afrika
Akkusative (das) Afrika

What is the meaning of Afrika in German?

Afrika is defined as:

[1] A continent on the northern and southern hemisphere, south of Europe, southwest of Asia and east of South America

[1] ein Kontinent auf der nördlichen und südlichen Erdhalbkugel, südlich von Europa, südwestlich von Asien und östlich von Südamerika

How to use Afrika in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Afrika with translations in English.

[1] „Die hartnäckige Armut in Afrika ist für die meisten modernen ökonomischen Theorien nur schwer zu fassen und verursacht heftigste Debatten.“

[1] "The persistent poverty in Africa is difficult for most modern economic theories and causes the most violent debate" "

[1] „Im Zuge der Dekolonisation Afrikas wurden mehrere Staaten in den 1950er Jahren unabhängig.“

[1] "In the course of the decolonization of Africa, several countries were independent in the 1950s"

[1] „Die Erforschung Afrikas orientierte sich lange an den kolonialen oder missionarischen Interessen der Europäer.“

[1] "Africa's research has long been based on the colonial or missionary interests of the European" "

[1] „Auch wenn die Schätzungen zu Hebungen in Afrika sehr weit auseinandergehen, gibt es doch Hinweise darauf, dass zum Beispiel das Gebirgsgebiet Namibias, welches aktuell bis über 2000 Meter hoch aufragt, in den letzten 10 Millionen Jahren um etwa 1000 Meter angehoben wurde.“

[1] “Even if the estimates for lifts in Africa differ very far, there are indications that, for example, the Namibia mountain area, which is currently upgraded up to over 2000 meters high, has been raised by about 1000 meters in the past 10 million years . "

How do you pronounce Afrika?

Afrika (Österreich)

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